Bonnie Bell Bruner

Funeral services for Bonnie Bell Bruner, 81, Lawrence, will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at St. Cornelius Episcopal Church, Dodge City. Burial will follow at the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery at Ft. Dodge. Visitation is Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 at Rumsey-Yost funeral home in Lawrence.

She died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.

Bonnie was born January, 7, 1936, in Collyer, Kansas, the daughter of Virgil Theodore and Naomi Helen Brown Chapman. She graduated from Scott County High School, attended Southwestern College and graduated from Charles Denver Beauty School.

What she loved most was taking care of her loved ones. She showed this in so many forms…preparing holiday celebrations, providing haircuts and perms, singing and playing piano together, and sharing her love of Life and music.

She married Bernard “Buck” Baxter Bruner on October 30, 1969 at Ft Dodge. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1989.

Survivors include son Rick Bruner and wife Mary Jo of Duluth, MN; daughter Mary Koehn and husband Leroy of Lawrence; step-daughter Jeniene Benedict and husband Mark of Apple Valley, MN; and step-daughter Julie Chenoweth and husband Rich of Steamboat Springs, CO; one sister Connie Kessler and husband Hilary of Scott City; one grandson Jon Benedict and wife Megan of St Paul, MN; a great-grandson, Louis and a great-granddaughter, Edie.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Band of Angels, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence or Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City.

Messages & Condolences

From Jan Pool...

Bonnie was such a sweet soul at Pres Manor. I will truly miss her.

From Everett...

Rick and Mary – so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Miss you guys.

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